Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pier 5
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pier 5

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pier 5

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris-pier5.com/
  • Phone: 4102300033x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
    Sunday: 4:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Ivan Garcia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Dining Manager - Laine Dyson - 410.230.0033

Getting there

  • Cross Street: President Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Available
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pier 5
Expect nothing less than an extraordinary meal and first class service from the Number One prime steak house in the world - Ruth's Chris Steak House. At Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pier 5, you'll experience our contemporary decor coupled with distinctive dining traditions that you can only expect at the Number One steak house. At Ruth's Chris Steak House, we take steak seriously, but we're also serious about making sure you have a great time. So, whether you're looking for a place to unwind after a hectic day at work, planning a romantic dinner for two or that all important business meeting, feel free to laugh out loud and stay awhile and experience our sizzle.
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pier 5 reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (75)romantic (60)notable wine list (37)fit for foodies (25)good for groups (19)great for outdoor dining (17)scenic view (14)vibrant bar scene (10)neighborhood gem (9)hot spot (8)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The staff was friendly and efficient. Steaks were done perfectly and nice and hot!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special times with my special man
    ablessedcoupleVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Once again we dined before taking our seats at Pier Six for Steely Dan. Although we chose to sit outside, our meal came prepared to our table piping hot. It was delicious and so were the 2 vodka on rocks I ordered. The only note I will make is that there were an city ordinance in place for people to smoke 15 feet away from the restaurant. The perimeter of the dining area outside apparently doesn't take that into consideration. We made the best of it and the show made up it too. Cheers
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alisa
    alisa
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Steak was fabulous, as were the hors doeuvres and sides. Our waiter was both very professional and personable - a tough combo to get just right. His name was Dean - he should be acknowledged by management Large portions - expensive but worth every dollar. Seated right on time in line with our reservation which is rare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A bit off this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We've enjoyed the Ruth's Chris Pier 5 several times, but on our most recent visit the experience was hurried and pretty forgettable. The food, as always, was terrific, but the service was mediocre at best. Clearly the restaurant was overwhelmed, as was move of B-more with the Star Spangled celebration, but from the moment we arrived we felt as though we were an afterthought. The waiter, to be fair, had been sourced from another Ruth's Chris that day, apparently in expectation of that night's onslaught of reservations, but it seemed as though there was little in the way of pre-planning that had occured. The restaurant is very nice, but the condition of the men's room that night almost killed my appetite. Don't know that we'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ruths Chris regular
    ExpierienceCritic1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Ruths Chris is a place that myself and my boyfriend regularly dine at. We always request David,he is knowledgeable,friendly and down to earth. For my boyfriends 25th birthday we arrived to rose pedals on the table,compliments of David and the hostesses. So friendly and welcoming! We love Ruths Chris!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Place to Eat
    69erVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Ruth Chris is one of our favorite Steakhouses. We got great food, and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice
    Jazmine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to celebrate my new job. We got there as the restuarante was opening so it was empty and quiet. This was perfect for a romantic setting. I booked my reservation through Open Table and they seem to save you a seat by the windows every time. Not exactly sure why but we enjoyed it! We got to see the people of the Inner Harbor roaming around on a beautiful day. My boyfriend who isn't a steak fan asked for a recommendation from our server and he is now a steak fan! Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good Restaurant
    FoodLover
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Ruth Chris was very good; nice, quiet atmosphere of fine dining on the inside and it also had two outside decks. The menu offers a good selection of steak and seafood. If you are in the Inner Harbor area and you wish to have an upscale dining experience, I recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Concert
    Lovelyplace
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Always loved Ruth Chris steaks. Never had bad service at any location.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ruth Chris is Nothing Special
    ImaFoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The Ruth Chris brand needs a make over. I don't like giving negative reviews, but in this case it is warranted. I know you're not supposed to go to a steakhouse for anything other than steak. I had crab cakes. The crab meat was over whelmed with pepper. I love spicy food, but crab meat has such a delicate flavor it can easily be ruined.The entire meal was just average. Normally, I can get some solace in the bread basket when the food misses the mark. Not in this case. The bread was dry and tasteless. I felt like I was eating paper. Ruth Chris needs to step up its game.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Go-To Steak Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This location is our first choice when choosing steak restaurants in Baltimore. The service is always first rate and the food never ever disappoints. Servings are so big that we either skip salad / soup and share two sides or we get salad or soup and share one side. Desserts are fabulous and are big enough to share. The wine list is extensive but the staff is knowledgeable and can make good suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ruth Chris Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was a wonderful experience! The main course was excellent. The wait staff was excellent. The desserts were excellent. We really enjoyed the bananas foster being made at our table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I really enjoy Ruth's Chris. Their food is consistently good. I feel like portions have been shrinking for a few years now, and the bill has been climbing upwards, which is my only complaint. They broil their steaks, and with a smaller steak, it is more difficult to achieve perfection in cooking with this method.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday/Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed the service by Reza; as well as the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Disapointed
    Awesome
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Although I gave the food, service and ambience 4 Stars I was really disappointed in the way the patrons were dressed last night and were seated to dine. When I think of Ruth Chris, I think of Class, Charm, and Special Treat. Although last night was not too classy. The Dress Code is right on the front door, and it clearly states no cut off's with fringe (there was) no athletic wear (there was) I even saw one guy come in what looked like cotton pajama pants. Also, shorts and T-shirts. My husband and I went to the Oriole game yesterday but made a point to go home and dress to dine. Maybe Ruth Chris is just no so special anymore. I was really disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Smiley
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food & ambience was great. Excellent service. I wil be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I always enjoy dining at this restaurant I cant wait to go again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pure Excellence
    AnotherSatisfiedCustomer
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My party and I was very impressed w the good options, service and ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    KrissyC
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Friendly service, excellent wine knowledge and delicious food. You get what you pay for - a class act!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Towanda
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Always a pleasure to taste a new dish during restaurant week. Never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant Week Meal
    PickyEater
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A friend and I went during Restaurant Week - definitely plan to make reservations during that week. The menu was perfect for both of us, and we both completely cleared all of our plates (I generally don't!). Great service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time.
    Tootie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went to this location during restaurant week. The food was amazing. Our server Alton was very attentive and friendly. Definitely will return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Tillmoore2014VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was awesome and the service was outstanding!!!!! 5 stars
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I have been to many Ruth Chris restaurants and have always enjoyed them. I was very surprised by my visit this time. When we entered the restaurant we were promptly greeted and then we were walked out of the main restaurant to an annex or add on to the restaurant. The room was playing loud music and they tried to stick us by the kitchen. Luckily a manager saw we weren't happy and moved us to another table. The food and wine were very good but the loud music and lighting were a disappointment. The server was very good even though he brought out my appetizer and salad at same time. It also took a long time for food to arrive. I probably would not go back to this Ruth Chris because of ambience but will visit others.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazzie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went on Restaurant Week....unfortuately the service was very slow. We were seated in the dining hall on the hotel side. We didn't care for it because it was loud (babies crying) and did not have a romantic feel. The food was good and the waitress was doing the best she could.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It Was Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The Chef on Hand Donnell Anderson was absolutely wonderful his cuisine will make me a repeat customer!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ahart
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very slow service, food was great but very long dinner due to service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    What's with the small plates that the entrees are served on? I realize this is what Ruth's Chris does, but you can't even cut your food on them. Food was so-so. Not spectacular at all. Room was dingy. And we got all of that for a ridiculously whopping price. We are in the industry and dine at a lot of fine dining restaurants and own a few ourselves. Guests in our restaurants would not accept this and therefore not return. We won't.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always in love!
    barb
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Ruth's Chris pier 5 is the BEST Ruth's Chris there is in Maryland. the waitstaff is awesome! we had Mel, she was perfection! the food is amazing the choices are vast everything is just wonderful we love love love it here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent!
    YoLlama
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We decided to give Ruth's Chris a try as part of Restaurant Week. We brought our own bottle of wine and had them open it for us. The restaurant menu and full menu had so many options that sounded delicious. We tried the crab stuffed mushrooms in addition to our meals. The petit fillets we ordered were fantastic, and the chocolate cake to finish the meal was wonderful. It was a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    kandc2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I was a little sad that the menu was different than the one that we have in Memphis. Our waitress was super nice and took great care of us.... We will try the other one in the city before I can say that this will be our little spot :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ravensfan
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    So Ruth Chris is steakhouse staple. This location is no exception. I took my mom who was in town for medical tests and has had a poor appetite lately out along with several other family members. We were seated promptly at the time of our reservation. The seating is very comfortable (big soft bottom chairs) which was key to my choice of this restaurant given my mom's health issues. The waiter was attentive and capable. The room was too warm which was surprising since it was very nice outside. The food was tasty and my mom ate more than she has in weeks. The wine list is over priced we paid nearly twice for a bottle we drink at a nearby restaurant, a little annoying.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Anniversary Celebration
    Espressolovr
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Totally blew away my expectations of an evening out to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary. They recognized us and made a point to acknowledge our special day. Took romantic to a while new level. Can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great if you have lots to spend
    Kerrbear
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My family went to Ruth's Chris when my stepfather sold his house and we were able to splurge and celebrate. The bill with tip for four people was $500, which we expected. However, we therefore expected it to be perfect. And it was a VERY nice experience... but my rare steak arrived medium, my mom's medium steak was rare, and the waiter swapped two other steaks so both guys technically got the wrong food also. What we did get was delicious, and the waiter was very attentive. My boyfriend got the multi-course special and they kept forgetting to bring his food. They fixed the mistakes and gave us free dessert. Was it perfect? No. Worth $500? Maybe. A really delicious and overall nice meal? Definitely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service
    Red23wolf
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great atmosphere. Our waiter Dean was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very attentive to what we wanted. Dean made the Best Bananas Foster's we have ever had. Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Occassion Destination
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Jamee was an excellent and personable server who made us feel very welcomed and made my boyfriend's birthday extra special. The food was impeccable and the flavors amazing. Fantastic experience in every way. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Buchanan Birthday Dinner
    greatnight
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We celebrated our daughter's birthday with a dinner at Ruth Chris. Everything about it was perfect - food, service, accommodations, location and scenic views. We had a wonderful evening and the service could not have been better!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    dbeil
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The staff was great. However, my wife's steak was over done and they put us in a table right below the air condioning. I was disapointed for the money and for the occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    69erVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our whole experience at Ruth Chris was wonderful, from the waiter to the food. My husband and I love the Banana Cream Pie.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    Ashlee
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My family and I took my daughter for dinner at Ruth's Chris for a farewell dinner before a long trip. The food was excellent as usual. Our waiter was very knowledgable about the menu and the wine list. He was friendly and personable and paid extra attention to the guest of honor and her friend, making the girls feel extra special. Every time, we eat at Ruth Chris's, we have an awesome and enjoyable time. It is definitely worth the 45 minute drive from our home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.